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The great Turin museum reopens its doors under the banner of new initiatives

It is a notion that many Italians acquire during their schooling, and which remains engraved in the memory while arousing a certain `` amazement '' each time we go fishing: the Egyptian Museum in Turin is the oldest museum dedicated to the great Nilotic civilization. , and it is the most important in the world after that of Cairo for the collection of antiques it houses. It has more than 200 years of history, during which it has been renewed and transformed, until today it becomes one of the most important museums in the world, one of those it must visit once in a lifetime.

What the Egyptian Museum offers

After months of closure due to the health emergency, this temple of Egyptology has also reopened its doors, once again offering the opportunity to explore its ten thousand square meters of exhibits that not only cover the history of the city. Ancient Egypt, but also the museum itself and the archaeological contexts that made it so rich. The history of Egyptian civilization is certainly one of the most fascinating, especially thanks to the abundance of artefacts and monuments dating back to the present day which have allowed us to reconstruct many aspects. Inside the `` Collegio dei Nobili '', the building that has housed the Egyptian Museum since 1824, it is possible to retrace the 4000-year history of this legendary civilization thanks to more than forty thousand finds exhibited in fifteen rooms on four floors.

An invaluable collection, including statues, sarcophagi, papyri, everyday objects and hundreds of mummies, humans and animals. Alongside the permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions, public meetings, series of conferences, workshops, workshops and thematic tours complete a dynamic and constantly updated offer. For the moment, for example, it enriches the permanent exhibition “The look of the anthropologist. The connections with the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the University of Turin can be visited until November 15, 2020, which aims to reconstruct the relationship between Egyptology and anthropology over the centuries.

“Invisible Archeology” is on the contrary the title of the temporary exhibition which illustrates the tools and principles which govern the study of discoveries and the very delicate recomposition of these, as well as the information concerning them. Technology has made an important contribution to archaeological studies, and it is also thanks to it that this exhibition makes "visible" what is "invisible" to the layman. And since we are talking about technology, it is thanks to innovative and immersive tools that this exhibition can also be visited virtually, from this page.

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